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VWR Acquires Trenka Industriebedarf Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. in Austria


VWR International, LLC has agreed to acquire the safety products distribution business of Trenka Industriebedarf Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H., subject to customary closing conditions. The parties anticipate completion of the transaction on or around May 1, 2011.

"Trenka's product portfolio allows VWR to offer a broader selection of products to Austrian industrial customers, including those in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors," explained Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Europe. "This acquisition reflects our commitment to provide a broad portfolio to meet the specific needs of our customers."

Trenka, located in Vienna, distributes a range of industrial clothing, testing equipment and personal protection equipment to customers in Austria. Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

Source: VWR International